A new collection of ceramic works created by Seo-Yeon Park have been inspired by the use of color in works by American artist Georgia O’Keefe. The collection, titled “Botanical Garden,” features a simple style and delicate use of colour.
The delicate, warped edges of the ceramics and the palette of light lilac, deep green, and purple tones recall O’Keeffe’s magnified flower paintings especially, “The Black Iris.” The ceramic works, when nestled inside one another, give the impression of a flower, noted Dezeen.
According to artist Seo-Yeon, the “intensity of color” and “simplicity of form” in her work is inspired from O’Keeffe’s quote: “I paint because color is a significant language to me.” Seo-Yeon achieves the colors in her works by mixing multiple pigments with high-purity white porcelain clay, which is then fired at a temperature of around 1280 degrees, giving her works the finish of a polished stone. The designer unveiled her “Botanical Garden” series at the recently held International Collect Art Fair in London. Seo-Yeon Park’s work was featured by Seoul-based gallery Sikijang at the fair.